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Richardsons of Ohio, West Virginia, and All Points Beyond

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This webpage is dedicated to my paternal line, the Richardsons. I tackled their mostly forgotten and seemingly unmemorable history with abandon, and after twenty years of digging, dusting off countless courthouse records, and driving around obscure cemeteries in 3 states, I have found enough pieces of the puzzle to warrant a reconstruction of the Richardson journey.

It is journey, perhaps, much like that of thousands of other immigrant families, but for me, the Richardson journey is personal, because it shapes, and informs, my own history.

However, the threads of the Richardson journey are intricately woven into a complex tapestry of other family histories. I share my research and discoveries because I believe if we work together, share those missing puzzle pieces, we can, perhaps, tell a larger, more important, and richer story.

Truth be told, I've been smitten by the genealogy bug! For me, the missing puzzle piece is just around the corner, the key to a photograph, perhaps, in yet another long forgotten attic hatbox - best of all, another undiscovered cousin, out there?

Do you have an attic?

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